[ mon-uh-lith-ik ]
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  1. of or relating to a monolith.

  2. made of only one stone: a monolithic column.

  1. consisting of one piece; solid or unbroken: a boat with a monolithic hull.

  2. constructed of monoliths or huge blocks of stone: the monolithic monuments of the New Stone Age.

  3. characterized by massiveness, total uniformity, rigidity, invulnerability, etc.: a monolithic society.

  4. Electronics. of or relating to an integrated circuit formed in a single chip.

Origin of monolithic

First recorded in 1815–25; mono- + -lithic

Other words from monolithic

  • mon·o·lith·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use monolithic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for monolithic


/ (ˌmɒnəˈlɪθɪk) /

  1. of, relating to, or like a monolith

  2. characterized by hugeness, impenetrability, or intractability: a monolithic government

  1. electronics (of an integrated circuit) having all components manufactured into or on top of a single chip of silicon: See hybrid (def. 6)

Derived forms of monolithic

  • monolithically, adverb

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